The Callous Defense Of Fulani Herdsmen Killers By Supposed National Leaders
Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.
For Family Writers Press
11th April 2018
"The infidels of this country are busy poking their fingers at us. We also want to poke our fingers at them. We have sent our message to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I was assured he got it. He is with us and believes in our cause. Every Muslim in Nigeria must be ready. We will never allow any infidel to come to power again. We want our Muslim soldiers in the barracks to be on their guard and never allow these infidels to intimidate us again. Whether we are prepared or not, every soldier must answer his father's name" - Sheik Abubakar Giro Argungu, Sawtul Hikmah, 9th March, 2018.
"Labelling the attackers as Fulani is wrong. Fulani people are peaceful and they live in harmony with other ethnicities. They are just criminals and not Fulani criminals" - former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, 11th March 2018, Thisday Newspaper.
"The truth is, if you want to kill me and I have a chance first, I will kill you, or do you want people to be killed and not defend themselves? By your reportage, you have denied them justice and the government has also denied them justice by not authorising and effecting the arrest of those who are killing them. So they have the moral and justifiable right to defend themselves. On the herdsmen that kidnapped chief Olu Falae, raided and set his farm ablaze, he stated, "My uncle was kidnapped recently in Kaduna, my cousin's children were also kidnapped and they had to go and look for N2.5 million as ransome.
Why is Olu Falae's case different? "Because he was Secretary to the Federal Government? He is a Nigerian just like my uncle and my cousin whose children were equally kidnapped. The right of every citizen is of equal importance under the law. Why is his own so special? "What about the brazen acts of impunity of the people killing herdsmen? The herdsmen in Nigeria are reacting to the injustice meted out daily to them. You people, you Nigerians, including you who are biased, are not prepared to protect the rights and interests of herdsmen. They are killed but not reported, that is unacceptable. Herdsmen operate in these places you mentioned because the country has denied them the traditional routes which the British created in 1914 when they occupied this country. Just as cars require tracks, herdsmen also require tracks they can use for cattle grazing and access to drinking water".
"The British made provisions for them which were gazetted but people have denied them the rights to those routes. So where do you expect the animals to follow? They have to take somewhere and the easy road is the one other people are using. We are all living in Nigeria".
Asked further if he was trying to justify the menace of the herdsmen, he maintained, "I am justifying it very strongly because herdsmen are being unjustly treated in this country. They are businessmen just like the farmers whose crops are being destroyed. They should invest in their businesses, buy ranches like the farmers buy parcels of land. If the Igboman could go to my state and set up a shop, why should herdsmen not operate elsewhere? Or are you the one who planted the grasses the animals are feeding on? Are you the one who created the water they drink? "The land belongs to Nigerians and herdsmen are Nigerians. If an Igboman can go to the North and set up a business, why will herdsmen not go down South, including your village, with their cattle for grazing"? "Where we come from, you do not pay for land, you only ask for permission for it's usage. That is the reason why I said that you people are biased against others and that is why the peace of Nigeria will be very difficult" - A former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University and spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, 18th February, 2018.
It is not surprising therefore, when a supposedly learned Professor of Law, Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Vice President of the Islamic Republic of fulanised Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, spoke on:
THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA (IPOB) WORLDWIDE:
"IPOB is a threat to Nigeria's unity and we in the Federal Executive must crush them and their activities by fire and by thunder. So we beg all true Nigerians to provide our security agencies with information about IPOB, their plans and activities for proper action to be taken immediately". This was the Vice President's speech sometime in 2017.
ON THE FULANI HERDSMEN KILLINGS AND TERRORISM:
"I plead to Nigerians not to retaliate Fulani herdsmen killings. Pray for them instead, just as we in the Federal Executive, are praying hard now". Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, 2017.
Is this not callous and terribly disappointing?
But in the midst of this shamelessness and double standards, have the problems of Nigeria subsided? Has Nigeria become better of, following the immoral proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)? The answers remain emphatic NO!
Nigeria is steadily getting worse by every passing day in all shades of existence. She is increasingly at war with herself. In the land, ceaselessly flow, volumes of human blood like in Somalia has comparatively, just in fulfillment of the prophesy released earlier by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide. Nigeria and her evil leadership, will continue to stutter under the weight of devastating consequences of the death of the just and the innocent Biafrans unrelentingly being killed, maimed, abducted and incarcerated. There is absolutely no peace for the wicked.
To Hell with Ohaneze Ndigbo!
To Hell with the Five South-East Governors!!
To Hell with Nigeria!!!
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press